WADCO(iB) NEWS *miE OF Mt^ Volume 2 •■ Plainville, Mass., Nov. 10, 1921 Number 21 I NSPECTION DePAB I'MK.N t The above picture is another of a series of photographs taken through- oul tli" plant <iiul shows the young ladies through whose hands all bags must pass for inspection before ship- ping to the customers. This is a very important part in the making of a mesh bag. .Miss Bertha (joyette, who is in charge of this department has been with the Whiting & Davis Co. lor 10 years. A REAL PEPTOMIST II was indeed a treat Thursday evening, Oct. 27th, to hear among the others. Mr. Samuel Yauelain of the Baldwin Locomotive Works. Phila- delphia, at a gathering of the Assoc- iated Industries of .Massachusetts, held, in the Copley Plaza, Boston, de- liver an address full of pep, encour- agement and initiative regarding the general industrial situation in this country. Those who have followed the career of this Industrial Giant, know well he practices what he preached that night. To those present he said with all the emphasis he wafl capable of "Go gel the Orders, they are yours, and more than can be tilled, for the man who is determined to go to it." Cont'd page 2. col. 1 Song of Metal Mesh From the Vikings bold and the Knights of old To the modern lady-fair, A tapering thread of metal bright lias become like a silver hair. At anvil and armorer's forge. The first rough work was done — And the links were crude for a pur- pose rude. As they fashioned them, one by one. Then ho, for the tribal wars ! Sing ho, for the Geat Crusadi And f'e march of Time rolled on, sublime, To tiie Kira of Arts and Trades! There is nothing so magic as Time. There was never a wizard like Man. From a coat of mail to a fairy veil These two have bridged the span. Prom a coat of mail —to a fairy veil ! Behold! It has come to pass — For we weave our metals as dainty- light, As cobwebs on the grass ! — II. L. A The New Tags. TUP NEW TAGS All Whiting & Davis Mesh IV will shortly carry an identification tag either in blue or white. The blue tag will be attacl ed to all bags of "Whiting" soldered mesh. The white tag will be attached to ill other Whiting & Davis mesh bags. The principal object of these t is to furnish to dealer and consumer an easily seen and unmistakable means of : 1st, identifying Whiting & Davis Mesh Bags, and 2nd ,a method of distinguishing at a glance between Whiting 4c Davis bags of soldered mesh, and the oi ti- ers. Each of the two bags will carry ap- propriate text; and particular men- tion will be made of these merchan- dising tags in our national advertis- ing to the consumer. Prospective purchasers of Whiting & Davis Mesh Bags will be told to look for the blue or white tag when buying a mesh bag. In addition to Ibis means of iden- tification the recently designed trade- mark will be stamped on the frame of every Whiting & Davis hair. Men- tion of this will be made, also, in our national advertising. With these means of assuring the woman about to buy a mesh bag that the one she holds in her hand is a genuine Whiting & Davis product, there is certainly a strong personal in- centive for each one of as to try that his or her bit of work in each bag is up to the Whiting & Davis guaran tee and tradition of superior quality. Let 's do it ! TUP WADCO AD MAX. Note: Look for th Ad-Man 's talk in each of the Wadco News. lie will have something interesting to tell vou. There are approximately 50,000 people employed in the cotton mills in the Providence District this year. againsl a rising 39,000 last year at this time. «'ADCO N E \ Wadco News IF M PEACEFUL VALLEY PrBLI>HEI> SESII-Mo\THLY by Employ — Whiting «t Plaiu\ille. Mass. :oe H. B. Rowan Associate Editors Hattie Goodwin ' ileboro Frances Penniman » .etory Phoebe Ha^ry S I'd M M Rita Abra - UnaoPd Met Dt Bartoa Mesh 1 Ted Ptterson Erwin Sylvia Frank Brown :<■ h L>- Fr»n "America! Woolen Booster' we are to make our prices low _ • be attractive in the world 's ma: beta f we are to sell our prod- ts at the ends of the . man- agement and men must j"in hand- I achieve this result. Their inter sts cannot be separated, for on the pr of manufacturing depend the wj _ of worh n the plentiful produc- tion of goods depends this cheap tributi' saneni No little putes. No petty jea". - s Xo need- ■ misunderstandings should be al- d to obstruct our industrial pro- - - Wtilmm If. Wood. ALL IX THE STATE OP MIXP If you think you're beaten, you are. If vou think vou dare not. y don "t. If you'd likr- I - .1. but think you can't. ■u won't. If you think you'll lose, you're _ - -u'11 find - with the - will. It's all in the state of mind. >(~d from pase 1. col. 1 ly a i. - - red Mr. Vauilaiii returned from a trip abroad wi- U NKt.<K)0 worth of or- ders in his j' This man, than whom the Industrial World can show _ iment of health, thusiasm. and a true believer in in- rv. lith Hartma: I II tto: — If right, do Ida, and . to l>e If you can keep your head when all about you Are los - rs and blaming it on B; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you. But make al for »th< doulr _ If you can wait and not be tired by waiti: Or being lied about, don't deal in lies Or being hated don't give way to hating. And yet don "t look too good, nor talk If you can make, one heap of all your winnr . - And risk it on one turn of pitch- and-t' And lose, and start again at your be- ginni: § And never breathe a word about your lost If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your term long after they are gone. 1 so hold on when there is nothing in you Ex - *he Will which says 1 1 on!' If you can talk with - and keep lr virtue. Or walk with K _ — sc The «nmon touch. If neit! er foes nor loving friends can hurt you. If all men count with you. bat nom too much : If yon < -an fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' wt.rth of dis- tance run, Tours B rth and - :ig that's in it. And — which is m<>: — nil be a Man. my son. Rudyard Kiplinj. Mrs. Joseph Brown ex- press the if herself and family for the kind: — - >wn by Whiting A: Davis emp - during her recent be: -nt in the los> her husband. it whe- - re ther* - - ^uch --n in Ma- deira. They are drawn by bull and ar»- on runners, which glide over the rough cobble stones with which the in that Island are paved. The Ford is my Auto: I shall i want another: It maketh me to lie down beneath it: it soureth my soul: It leadeth me in the pa*hs of ridicule for its name sak Y-a. Tho" I ride through the - I am towed up the hills for I : much evil : Thy rods and thy engine discom- fort me. I anoint thy tires with pa ay radiator runneth over. I prepare for blow-outs in th- ence of mine enenr if this t*»ii s >w m* a'l the days of my life. I shall dwel 1 the bughouse forever. ANTLERS IX A HFRRY Wonders of the Stag's rowning «y" The stag's antlers are one of t»»e »f nature, great horns are grown and shed every year. The whole of these great masses of solid bone, which in many species of deer are heavier than the entire skeleton of a man. grow to | fection in two or three month - are shed after the ----- of love-making in the autumn. If you saw a full-grown stag early spring you w^uld notice that. -ad of great branching hor head bears nothing but two fur-covered kn l Al !a~- er tiny antlers have begun to sorout. They are still only a few inches in length, and are covered with a downv fur. A Mirack of Nature After two months or so the star: crowned with a pair of full-grown antlers, bearing one branch for each year of his life. He - them through the summer and early au- tumn, when he fights the heroic bat- tles which take place in the courting season. Then the roots of the ant. wither, and one day they are shed complex How he manages to grow the^ huge bones in the space of a few s is a riddle that has never been solved. We know what a bad tim child has when it is growing bone in the form of teeth. Yet the stag gr bone weighing more than hundr - of teeth every year of his life, and apparently feels no worse for the ex- perience. ILL DO ALL I CAX! WILL VOL? WADCO NEWS MIDDLKKOKO XKWs Vikw iv Rear of Factoev A BIT OF OLD NEW ENGLAND LAUGH WHILE YOU MAY The above picture was taken in the rear of the factory and shows the woods stripped of their foliage. Few c;i" look at scores such as this and not appreciate what' nature has done for New England. We who art 1 liv- }-\<i in the midst of it hardly give it passing attention. With many it is only when others come In re from less interesting parts and our attention is called to it that we feel that here is a good place to live and work. COM. MIX I CAT! ON Just a line or two in regard to tin change of passageway in the factory. Perhaps the idea is alright, but, we wonder if "Mr. Morgan" who su<r- jrestcd the above rule, stopped to con- sider the danger some of our lives would he in case of fire, by only hav- ing one exit. Ed. Note: The stairway in auestion is closed at the time of starting am' stopping of the day's work on ac- count of its being a dangerous stair- way (a narrow and winding one). In case of fire all exits can he used. The State Fire Inspectors see to this. Learn to laugh ; a good laugh is better than medicine. Learn how to tell a story ; a good story, well told, is as welcome ;is a sunbeam in a sick-room. Learn to keep your own troubles to yourself; the world is too busy to care for your ills and sorrows. Learn to stop croaking; if you can- not see any good in the world, keep the bad to yourself. Learn to hide your aches and pains under pleasant smiles; no one cares to hear whether you have headaches. earaches, or rheumatism. Learn to meet your friends with a smile, a good-humored man or wo- man is always welcome, but the dys- peptic is not wanted anywhere. Above all, give pleasure; lose no chance of giving pleasure. You will pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that you can do, or any kindness that you can show to any human being, you had better do it now; do not defer or neglect it. For you will not pass this way again.. It is with heartfelt gratitude that I wish to thank all my friends and shopmates for their kindness to me during my illness. Especially do I wish to thank all those who contribut- ed toward the many beautiful Mowers which 1 received while at the hospi- tal. —Bertha G. Cotr, /»'. /. X. The patrons of the Factory Restau- rant would appreciate the Bryant & Stratton graduates smoking outside rather than at the tables. We have an inquiry from one who wonders if the H. C. L. gives one the right to do home work and draw re- lief. If so, it pays to join the relief. I'LL DO ALL I CAN! WILL YO Sarah Gomes was always with us at the noon hour, hut of late "Sadie" RT»< ds this hour elsewhere. We all miss her. Corina, did you forget to wash the ends of your sash .' Or accidentally soil them? We noticed you scrubbing away like a real washer-woman ! One noon hour Mrs. Goodwin came Strolling into the factory as if she had all the time in the world. Someone said, "How's it happen you're here so early?" The lady hardly brew how to reply. But finally after gazing at the clock (the best in town. Mr. Heintz says) she realized it was only 12.50. Her own. "little keeper" read 1.10 p. m. F. Pennirr.an A GOOD TIME A jolly time lots of fun With a crowd, you know. So away rmon an outing Frances thought she'd <ro. Dressed herself in rubber boots Higher than her knees. Put R hat upon her head " How do I look in these? ' Then catching up a pail Down to the shore she went "Now I'll get some oysters." Was her hold comment. Oyst' rs saw her coming Scuttled out of sisrht. Qu'ck she grabbed a few And held with all her might. To walk upon a strip of mud She though! 'twould be a "cinch". Then found herself stuck East, And couldn't move an inch. Pictures of brides appeal to Marie, She gazes in rapture and exclaims. "Oh. Gee! Isn't she sweet. Oh. say ! I'd like to get married every day." Annie's chair is vacant. Sle decided far to roam And in the groves of California To make her future home. One of the fastest workers, And many stories she told, Oh, yes. indeed, we miss her. And the candy that she sold. — //. Goodwin. U? CAUGHT IN THE MESH WANTED, A MAID. One who fully understands the art of hair- dressing. Replies addressed to Nel- lie A. Nellie finds it would be more profitable to have a hairdresser than to spend so many hours with the rags and curling irons. What is the great attraction at At- tleboro Palls, Nellie? There must be something, when you will walk both ways to see the little boy. Brownie: "Al. get me some candy. will you? " Al: "What kind do you waul ?" Brownie: •"Oh. anything soft that 1 can chew." BOWLING SCORE— W. & D. .Men and Girls' Contest, Oct. 21st Girls I.') 87 77 2:i9 84 89 92 265 To 74 76 225 lis so 88 236 83 79 84 246 413 381 417 1211 Men -i) 90 94 264 94 83 80 257 71 7!) 66 216 85 -7 86 258 86 86 84 256 416 425 410 1251 Hemingson, Mill' p, Esau, ( 'ooke. Whiting, Manchester, dotty. K vans. Meighan, Rice, The girls on the inspecting bench are talking of donating a dictionary for the use of those who are asked to ■• please elucidate." 1 love that little girl named "Anna". With her hair like a "Bolshevik Ban- ner"'. And her eyes of true blue. They thrill me clear thru — In a "come and gel me'* manner. Phoebe of the Soldered Mesh Dept. is h.ftily preparing as "Teller." to the Wadco as well as inspector. The mesh needs your inspection. Phoebe — quit telling. The girls would like to know what is under the benches thai is so at- tractive to Horace. Any explanation offered .' T would like to know how many girls are so nice when al a public dance that they cannot speak to their shopmates. Please raise your hands. (Signed A Shopmate. #^ Ralph Morgan SEEING ROME OX SIX DOL- LARS By Ralph Morgan. Our party of five left on the mid- night express for Rome, from Naples. Arriving early next morning at eight, we bought return tickets at once as a precaution, and then set out, with six dollars each, to see everything- in sight. We just explored the Colisseum, which is a vast structure, much larg- er than anticipated. In the after- noon we went through the Pantheon, which is not nearly as impressive as we had imagined. The second day we visited the min- or attractions, and finished with a long inspection of the Forum ruins. The last day we rode out for three miles on the famous Appian Way and explored the Catacombs, where we went hundreds of feet under ground. That afternoon we crossed the Tiber and rode out to the Vatican and St. Peter's Cathedral, which we considered the most magnificenl buildings of their kind in Rome. Sure we were '-(lead-broke" when we reached Naples, and suggested to a boat -man that it would be good exer cise for him to row us out to our ship, which he did. Ralph Morgan is now working in the Coloring Room at his old job. Girls, let us all get togethei and from now on cut and join our bags riuhl at the Starl and no orders will lay on the shelf for repairs. Good dope, girls. Mayshaw never knew what a real kiss was until he got one on the wax- home from the late Rube Ball. Ask him to tell you about it. Annie E. "Can 1 use your powder. Anna ." A Mia S. "No!" Annie B. "Why?" Anna. " Because it costs me one dol- lar a box." Doris M — n seems rather unsettled . as to her position not grammatically speaking, or regarding her employ- ment, but nevertheless she seems to have adopted the Full Fashioned po- sition. This is an individual view- point. Ask Annie Esau how she enjoys riding in a Cadillac. She says she don't know which she likes best. doe. Walter or Harry. Vange always has a smile for every- one, but it can't beat the broad grin she wears when she spies her beau. Lena and Gene have postponed their engagement. We wonder what Al thinks of it all. Brownie says shell never trust another man. ■Have you washed vour face, my son?" "Yes, mother." "Combed your hair?*' ••Yes, mother." "Did you say your morning pray- er ? " "Well, I said the same one Katie did." "AVhat was the prayer, my dear?" "0 Lord, how I hate to get up." Lillian, where did you get that broad grin that you wear lately? Did it come when Dandy paid your fare on the car the other night .' Xo, Ethel isn't engaged to Clarence B. He is only a big brother to her. Elizabeth is sure enjoying her quart of milk a day and in time we hope tosee you reach Eva's size. We wonder what Airs. R. was doing with the balloons at the Brockton Fair? If you want to get Annie's goat, just tell her you are a bag short or an order, and then wait and see. We are all after the patent of Mrs. Casey's wash wringer.